Bill Text: NY A01856 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the examination of witnesses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-17 - referred to codes [A01856 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01856-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1856
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER, OTIS, SIMOTAS, ENGLEBRIGHT, GUNTHER,
          JAFFEE,   COOK,   BRONSON   --   Multi-Sponsored   by   --  M.  of  A.
          PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, STECK, THIELE -- read once and referred to  the
          Committee on Codes
        AN  ACT  to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to examination
          of witnesses
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 660.20 of the criminal procedure
     2  law is amended to read as follows:
     3    2.  Will not be amenable or responsive to legal process  or  available
     4  as a witness at a time when his testimony will be sought, either because
     5  he is:
     6    (a)   About to leave the state and not return for a substantial period
     7  of time; or
     8    (b)  Physically ill or [incapacited.] incapacitated; or
     9    (c) Of advanced age which, for the purposes of this subdivision  shall
    10  mean a person who has attained the age of seventy-five years.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02724-01-9
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